Alaska’s Bristol Bay Region could be devastated by mining, EPA report finds

Guardian: A large-scale gold and copper mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay region would devastate the world's largest salmon fisheries, the Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday. The EPA report on Pebble Mine was the agency's final word on the potential risks to wildlife and traditional lifestyles of native Alaskans of siting one of North America's largest mines in the remote and pristine region, said Dennis McLerran, regional administrator for EPA Region 10. "Our report concludes that large-scale......

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